I want to write this guide because a lot of people are getting the C1100 off of Ebay or other sources and trying to update firmware but having trouble.
The C1100 is stuck at amber orange blinking light?
Getting the BIOS and BMC Files together:
Updating the BIOS:
Updating the BMC:
Thanks for helping out the community @Sysusrer2013!
No problem! I had thought I bricked my C1100 too, but after struggling and reading partial fixes back and forth I had achieved success. I just wanted to help others that might be having the same problem too.
There is a new version of the BMC; 1.84. Would this be a possible upgrade candidate aswell?
The filesize is more than the double though.. I will try with 1.82 for now until some successful stories appear.
Thanks for a nice guide!
The main crux was that you needed to move that firm.bin file into the same directory socflash.exe and edit the dosflash.bat file. It seems like socflash doesn't really know how to traverse a DOS directory tree and may be trying to use a Linux convention to the firm.bin location; I had even tried doing if=a:\...\firm.bin and that didn't work either. However, just dumping it right next to socflash and calling if=firm.bin works fine.
Let me know if you run into anything.
Both my C1100 are flashed with success. Used BMC 1.82.
Again, thanks for giving me enough confidence to dare try an upgrade :)
That's great to hear! :)
Since you mentioned the new BMC firmware, I might give that a try. Right now the 1.82 BMC Web GUI looks a bit old fashioned (blue and white) and maybe the new BMC has that sleek black interface.
So following this post line for line actually ended up bricking my server when I was attempting to fix the "fan spinning up to 10,000 RPM every other second" issue. Reader beware if you have a "CS24-TY", do your research and figure out whether or not you actually have a Dell badged "Quanta".
Others with the same issue: